LANTZ GENEALOGY was associated with me in business and now lives in New York who did all the compiling. He has my lasting thanks. My brother-in-law George W. Giede who married my only sister came to my rescue and will see to the publication. Miss Naomi Lantz of Lancaster city, Pa., gave me informa- tion that was very valuable for it came when I most needed it. Rev. William Troy Lantz of Epperly, W. Va., traveled 200 or 300 miles to see what manner of man I be that could work fifteen years and still not have a published book. He was doing the same thing and offered me full use of his manuscript and I am indebted to him for the letter from Dr. Otto Mauker of Germany regarding the meaning of the name "Lantz." There are many others I would like to mention but space forbids. Fraternally yours, J. W. LANTZ. Cedar Springs, Virginia. January,1931.